Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

April 26 / 11 am
Presentation by Jack Lessenberry
The Media Today - And Why the Holocaust Still Matters

Though history has witnessed many unspeakable horrors, only once has a highly cultured, highly technological nation attempted the "scientific" murder of an entire people -- and nearly succeeded. Yet though what happened is still in the living memory of millions, today, other millions are growing up with, at best, only the vaguest idea of what happened -- jeopardizing humanity's vow of "never again." Jack Lessenberry, an Emmy-award winner who is head of journalism at Wayne State University, looks at the media's role.

  • RSVPs not necessary
  • Admission: Free
  • This program qualifies for docent credit.

Presented by Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Guy Stern Endowment in Exile and Holocaust Studies.


May 4 / 7 pm
Presentation with Rabbi Yitchak Mendel Wagner
Germany: 70 Years Later

Rabbi Yitzchak Mendel Wagner is the first native-born German rabbi since the Holocaust. Using photos and fascinating personal accounts, he explores the Holocaust and Jewish life in Germany today. How has Germany changed? Should Jews live there? Discover the answers to these pressing questions May 4th!

  • Admission: Free
  • Kosher desserts will be served.
  • This program qualifies for docent credit.

Thank you to our supporters:

Lori and Alan Zekelman

Event Chairs:

Stacy and Andy Doctoroff

Additionally sponsored by:

The PNC Foundation


April 21 / Noon
Holocaust Commemoration
Official State of Michigan Holocaust Commemoration

You are invited to join survivors, legislators, and community leaders at the State Capitol Rotunda in Lansing.

  • Location: State Capitol Rotunda, Lansing, MI
  • For more information, please contact Renee Fein at rfein@jslmi.org